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Bedford Document Collections for Native American History (Six-Months Access)
First EditionBedford/St. Martin's©2016
Bedford Digital Collections for Native American History offers a dynamic new approach to teaching with primary sources. Flexible and affordable, this online collection of five discovery-oriented projects offers students diverse perspectives on key events in Native American History.Each curated project—written by a historian about a favorite topic of Native American History—poses a historical question and guides students step by step through analysis of primary sources. Instructors can assign any combination of projects and they can customize the content by adding their own sources and instructions.
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Table of Contents
Central Question: What were the causes and consequences of Native American resistance to British authority in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley following the Seven Years’ War?
Eric Hinderaker, University of UtahBuilding a Creek Nation: Reading the Letters of Alexander McGillivray
Central Question: What do Alexander McGillivray’s letters reveal about American Indians in the Southeast following the American Revolution and their visions for the future of the continent?
Kathleen DuVal, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillDebating Federal Indian Removal Policy in the 1830s
Central Question: What concepts were at the heart of the national debate regarding Indian removal policy?
John P. Bowes, Eastern Kentucky UniversitySand Creek: Battle or Massacre?
Central Question: What can the nineteenth-century controversy over the events at Sand Creek teach us about the fundamental causes for the conflicts between white and native cultures in this period?
Elliott West, University of Arkansas FayettevilleThe Laguna Pueblo Baseball Game Controversy of the 1920s
Central Question: How did the participants in the Laguna Pueblo baseball game define and understand race, and what does this suggest about the role of race in the first half of the twentieth century?
Flannery Burke, St. Louis University